Two charged following investigation into drug trafficking in Orillia

Two people are facing charges following an investigation into drug trafficking in Orillia.

According to police, officers with the Community Street Crime Unit began began investigating reports of drug trafficking at a residence on Koralea Crescent on April 1 stemming from community concerns.

“During the investigation police conducted a vehicle stop related to the drug trafficking. As a result of that traffic stop, two males fled on foot from the scene after an interaction with police. With the assistance of Orillia detachment members both males were arrested a short while later,” reads a media release.

The investigation led officers to seize cash, methamphetamine, Percocet tablets, ecstasy and other items indicative of drug trafficking, police say.

Lester Locke, 20, of Etobicoke has been charged with two counts of possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, three counts of possession of a Schedule I substance, possession of property obtained by crime, assault with intent to resist arrest and escape lawful custody.

Garnet Serephine, age 23, of Markham has been charged with possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a Schedule I substance and possession of property obtained by crime.

Both were released on an undertaking and are scheduled to appear in Orillia court on June 2.

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